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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

A four-star Euro NCAP rating places Accord close to the top of the large family sector for its age. Driver, passenger and side airbags are standard on the saloon and hatchback, but the Type-R and Coupe lack side bags. Deadlocks and a rolling code immobiliser mean that drive-away thieves are unlikely to succeed.

The only real area where the hatchback and saloon differ. We'd go for the hatchback, if we had the choice. The saloon looks more purposeful, but the hatch has a more useable load area. Like the hatch, the adequate luggage space is hindered by the suspension turrets that make loading bulky or awkwardly-shaped objects difficult - you've also got to contend with the bootlid, too.

A few clever cubbies inside.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Honda Accord Saloon (98-03).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • TV

ES equipment

ES standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags
ES optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Sat Nav

LS equipment

LS standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
LS optional equipment
None available

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
S optional equipment
  • Climate control

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
SE optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control

SE Executive equipment

SE Executive standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags
SE Executive optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Sat Nav

SE Executive Sport equipment

SE Executive Sport standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags
SE Executive Sport optional equipment
  • Sat Nav
  • TV

SE Sport equipment

SE Sport standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
SE Sport optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
Sport optional equipment
None available

Type-R equipment

Type-R standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Central locking
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Sports seats
Type-R optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Rear electric windows

Type-V equipment

Type-V standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags
Type-V optional equipment
  • Sat Nav